Monday, December 15, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thanks NY DAILY NEWS. I was wondering what Daneille Ward thought about Thor's costume...

"We'll see if (this new Thor) is a feminist breakthrough or not depending on how much clothing she's wearing," said Danielle Ward, manager of Jim Hanley's Universe comic store on Staten Island. 
The cover to the 1 in 25 variant cover for THOR #1, which will go on sale October 1, was used in the July 16th NY DAILY NEWS article. Unlike article-writer Ethan Sacks I WILL credit Esad Ribic

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

THOR IN YOUR FUTURE

The 1 in 25 Simone Bianchi variant for ORIGINAL SIN #5.2 
On sale July 23.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

If you started saving 40 cents a day now you'd be able to buy this when it is released at the end of November

 

MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW THOR ARTFX+ STATUE
KOTO INC.
     From Kotobukiya. Marvel Comics gets Kotobukiya's ARTFX+ statue treatment. The first series is the Avengers, specifically as they appear in Marvel Now!  In 2012 the comic book company relaunched several titles, shifting some characters into different books and updating some for a modern audience.  More than anything, it provided a perfect jumping on point for new readers.  Now the characters are brought to life as never before based on concept artwork by superstar artist Adi Granov.  
   Thor is captured in a relaxed battle stance, turned sideways and holding out his hammer Mjolnir in front of him.  Thor wears his distinctive Marvel Now costume that combines a black tabard with silvery armor, an ornate helmet, and a sweeping red cape!

     Sculpted by the same master artist who did the rest of this Avengers series, Junnosuke Abe. Thor stands nearly 8 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

THE BEST LOKI CHESS PIECE $16 CAN BUY?!

The Marvel Chess Collection is a bi-weekly series consisting of the greatest heroes and villains from across the Marvel Universe.
 


White Bishop Thor will hit the shops at the end of July.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Congratulations to Ive Svorcina for being nominated for a 2014 Eisner Award in the "Best Painter/Multimedia Artist(interior art)" category for his work on THOR GOD OF THUNDER.

For those of you that are not semantically sophisticated enough to comprehend Eisner Award terminology "Best Painter/Multimedia Artist" = Colorist. 
Svorcina's collaborator, Ron Garney, was not deemed worthy of such rarified recognition by his peers.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Enchanter's power to create quicksand makes warrior maiden Sif use her previously established power (as verified by Scripter Stan's footnote) to run away.


The next page reveals that "Faster than mortal mind can comprehend..faster than the speed of thought itself...two gallant figures pierce the fabric of infinity as they hurtle towards Midgard." 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NO NEW THOR IN SHOPS TOMORROW

unless you count...
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #200 $4.99 
     The world mourns on the anniversary of Peter Parker's death.  Ultimate Thor appears in a double page crowd scene. I'd show you a scan but I don't want to be fined for ruining the saleability of the book.

Friday, March 28, 2014

NON-MARVEL THOR FRIDAY

The Awesome Thor!

from the 1997 SAN DIEGO COMICON AWESOME PREVIEW 
Art by Stephen Platt

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

If you are a fan of Thor, cover art and popular movies the THOR GOES HOLLYWOOD one-shot is your Golden Apple.

It collects the 17 movie-themed variant covers that Marvel issued when the first Thor movie was released three years ago. Each cover also has a text page with commentary on the homages.
In THOR GOES HOLLYWOOD we learn that artist Greg Horn's favorite movie is JAWS.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

IN THE SHOPS 31 YEARS AGO

Seems like a mismatch to me. Cover art by Ron Wilson and Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola. 38 pages of interior art by Ron Wilson and Danny Bulanadi.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In the shops tomorrow

THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 04 $29.99
     Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. This fourth volume continues the collection of Simonson's epic run, including the unforgettable Frog Thor storyline - completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliff!
       Collecting THOR #364-369 and #371-374. Writer: Walt Simonson (#364-369, 371-74) Art: Walt  Simonson (#364-367), Art: Sal Buscema (#368, 369, 371-374) Cover art: Walt Simonson


Friday, February 21, 2014

Non-Marvel Thor Friday

Plenty of differences between this Thor and the Marvel one. The one I found the most interesting was that thunderstorms trigger the mortal-to-Thor transformation. This comic is from 1959 and the cover is the work of Curt Swan and Stan Kaye.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

No new Thor appearances tomorrow!

   If you DO go to your Local Shop tomorrow and flip through the new books don't be fooled by A+X #17. The Thor in that issue is a Skrull.
   This ad that appears in tomorrow's Marvels may interest you though.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF AN ARTIST IS A FAN FAVORITE?

One clue would be that Marvel hires them to do variant covers.

Daniel Acuna did 1 in 50 variant covers for the first two issues of THOR GOD OF THUNDER.

Saturday, January 25, 2014